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‘Princess Bride’ star Cary Elwes visits Embassy

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Cary Elwes, star of "The Princess Bride" will be at The Embassy on Friday, July 29.

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published July 20, 2022

Join Cary Elwes at Embassy Theatre on Friday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the beloved film, The Princess Bride

After a screening of the 1987 movie, Elwes, who played the main character Westley, will engage in a moderated discussion revealing never before shared secrets and stories. 

Regular tickets are $15 to $60, with VIP tickets available for $150, which includes seating close to the stage and a meet and greet after the show. 

VIP ticketholders must provide proof of vaccination status or a negative COVID test 48 hours prior to the event to participate in the meet and greet. Face masks must be worn throughout the entirety of the meet and greet. 

Tickets are available at fwembassytheatre.org/events.

Three Rivers Music Theatre hosting workshop

Three Rivers Music Theatre will hold their annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive at the Arts United Campus in downtown Fort Wayne. 

High school students with an interest in music theater will receive a week of classes and workshops in college/professional audition techniques, solo singing, ensemble singing, monologues, and dance technique and choreography. 

Ball State University department of theatre and dance faculty members Bill Jenkins, Dee Dee Batteast, and Jodi Cotton will be guest clinicians. The intensive will also engage remote master classes and workshops with various stars from Broadway. 

In addition to the classes and workshops, students will also put together a showcase which they will present in a public performance at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the ArtsLab Theatre. 

The class takes place Monday, July 25-Sunday, July 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuition is $350 and includes the week of classes, materials, a t-shirt, photographs/headshots captured during the week, and lunches provided daily. 

Choral Educators Workshop

Sweetwater will host a choral educators workshop Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Expert choral conductor and educator Dan Andersen will present an in-person, multifaceted workshop aimed at teaching new choral warmup techniques, exploring new and diverse concert and festival pieces, teaching how to select dynamic choral literature to get the most out of your ensembles, and conducting attendees through some of the newest pop, jazz, and theatre arrangements. 

Andersen is a practicing clinician, festival conductor, and choral judge in Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois with over 40 years of experience. Graduating from Purdue University, Andersen has spent much of his career leading school and church choirs, as well as writing practice books for Hal Leonard. 

The cost of the workshop is $20. Get more information and tickets at universe.com/events/choral-educators-workshop-tickets-DYX9V5.

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